Sunderland vs Chelsea Guess the Score: a glory march or a hindrance?

Jake hopes the (notional, prize-free) winner is someone who tips SAFC to win
Jake hopes the (notional, prize-free) winner is someone who tips SAFC to win

Given the choice, most of us would probably want wins at home to Norwich and then away at Cardiff and Everton if, somehow, that could be the trade-off for going out of the league cup as honourably as possible when Chelsea return to the Stadium of Light.

But there may be the odd romantic out there who just wants to see us perform the rare feat of completing a run to Wembley, come what may in the league.

I am firmly in the first camp, difficult as each game makes it to cling to hope of survival.

A brand new SAFC vs Chelsea banner from Jake
A brand new SAFC vs Chelsea banner from Jake

But wherever you find yourselves on cup versus league, have a go at guessing the score. The one that matters is the score at the end of full time, including stoppage and any extra time. But by all means say how you think a penalty shoot-out would go.

Having said that, it’s just for fun so perhaps rules are unnecessary. But with the FA Cup looming, starting with one of those home banker/banana skin ties (Carlisle at home), I’d be interested to hear what others think about the priorities – assuming we haven’t all quite abandoned hope of fighting our way out of the bottom three.

David and Robin Millward relive the 1985 pitch invasion
David and Robin Millward relive the 1985 pitch invasion

Catch the SAFC v Chelsea “Who are You?”:
Jozy’s sheep, Blue donkeys, offside police horses and Nitwits

Extract:

Salut! Sunderland: I believe you have vivid memories of a Milk Cup game between our sides at Stamford Bridge at which hard-of-thinking home fans decided a pitch invasion might be a good idea.

David Millward: Salut has still refused to accept that the police horses were interfering with play when Sunderland scored. I remember the atmosphere being evil even before kick off with the police clashing with Chelsea fans entering the ground. “We are not the f******” miners” was the response from the assembled throng as they made their way into The Shrine. Just before I left the UK, I was given a VIP reception at Chelsea, where I met Clive Walker whose memories of the encounter are vivid. The nicest surprise was not only was he once a great footballer but, as I discovered, an engaging and intelligent man who was delightful company.

Monsieur Salut in Paris days, as seen by Matt
Monsieur Salut in Paris days, as seen by Matt
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9 thoughts on “Sunderland vs Chelsea Guess the Score: a glory march or a hindrance?”

  1. Sunderland 4 Chelsea 0

    Altidore hat trick and a late og from Terry.

    Might as well go for the 4-0 as I haven’t got a clue what the score will be other than another defeat. I can’t face predicting another one.

  2. Think we’ll edge it 2-1. The result will kick start us onto a winning run, and we’ll be well out of the relegation zone by the end of Feb

  3. 2-1 to us.This little cup run has being a welcome distraction to our godawful league ” campaign ” . The risk of injury is of course a major worry but there’s no better habit than winning and to be honest Brown aside ,what standout players do we risk losing? It’s a team of cart horses not thourough breds.

  4. SAFC 2 – 0 Chelski

    Would agree its a hindrance, but it does give Poyet the opportunity to experiment with different players….if he takes it.

    Otherwise it gives the first 11 a chance to continue to fine tune our new style which is fine just so long as it does not knacker the squad for the Norwich game.

    Altidore, Fletcher to score……lets hope.

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